From the very first day after the surgery and all along the following year,
your ophtalmologist will closely monitor the quality of your vision,
by performing all necessary checks of the result of the surgery and by preventing from any potential complication.
Some regular follow-up examination visits will be planned 1 day, 7 days, and 1 month, 3 months and 6 months after the surgery.
Because your health remains our priority and even if most often the key period is within the following days after surgery, additional visits will be set if necessary to complete the follow-up, up to 1 year after operation.
Later, yearly check-ups can be proposed to all patients.
In line with our high concern of care and our ethical approach, this post-operation follow-up scheme goes far beyond all usual medical standards.
First 24 hours after surgery
- To prevent the cornea flap from dislodging, do not squeeze your eye(s) hard and keep them (it) closed during the first 6 hours,
so that the flap will bond to the rest of the cornea quickly. Take one sleeping pill and sleep for 6 hours.
- You may experience irritation, burring, and watering of the eyes during the first 4 hours. Closing the eyes will relieve some of these symptoms.
- Keep the cover eye shield on until the next morning, in order to avoid rubbing your eye.
- After surgery, your doctor will inform you if you should start or not the use of antibiotics (or antibiotics mixed with anti- inflammatory drugs) and drop or not artificial tears for the first night.
- Red eyes from broken blood vessels are expected in most cases. It will do no harm and will fade away within 2 weeks.
After 24 hours
- Cover the eye(s) with the cover eye shield to prevent accidental rubbing during sleep.
- Do not use your eye(s) for 24 to 48 hours, including driving, reading, watching TV, and using the computer to avoid any irritation.
- Avoid eye irritants such as dust, smoke.
- Do not allow any water in the eye(s) for 7 days to keep the them (it) clean. Do not rub but dab around the eyes after taking a shower.
- Do not swim for 2 weeks.
- Wear comfortable clothing to avoid squeezing of the eye(s)
- Wear sunglasses for at least a month after surgery.
- Routine activities such as regular exercise can be carried on. Prevent sweat from entering into the eye(s).
- Eyes make-up can be used after 7 days.
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